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Jul 19, 2016, 03:01 PM
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South Bay Soaring Society July Thermal Contest

WHAT: South Bay Soaring Society July Thermal Contest

WHERE: Brigantino Field, Hollister, CA

NOTE: We have to walk in from the parking lot!

WHEN: July 31 @ 9:00am


CLASSES: OPEN (expert (e), sportsman (s), fledgling (f))

RES (e,s,f)

2 Meter woodie

Electric Thermal Duration (ETD)

COST: $5.00 per class (correct change appreciated)

For LSF compatibility: All pilots will fly the same tasks (5, 9,12 and 14 min) in order. Pilots will be broken into two groups without regard for class. Each group will fly MoM style. We will use a fly one-time one mode of operation.

DIRECTIONS: Take 101 south past Gilroy to Hwy 156. Take 156 East toward Hollister. When 156 turns Northward, follow signs toward Hollister (right turn). Field is on the right about 1 mile further on
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Jul 25, 2016, 03:19 PM
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Equipment Help

If you are going to fly in the contest please try and arrive a bit early to help with equipment. We cannot drive in to drop stuff off any more so everything has to be carted out. We will not be setting up quite as far back as past contests to shorten the walk a bit.

Pilots meeting is 9 so we are going to be starting to set up by 8:30. Please arrive a bit early to help
Aug 05, 2016, 04:47 PM
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Thirteen intrepid fliers showed up for the July contest. The skies were fairly clear, but there was a breeze blowing which got worse throughout the day. As a matter of fact two fliers felt compelled to with draw because of the wind. There were thermal all day long- I could feel them passing. But by the end of the day trying to follow one down wind would end you up 2 to 3 miles down wind (14 min. task). No one tried. But the conditions raised havoc with the scores. In the first round(5 min), 6 fliers were within 50 pts of max. In the second round(9 min), only 4 fliers got within 100 pts of max. By the third and fourth rounds(12 and 14min), no one got within 100 pts of max. After all the blowing around, the results were:

1st Bob McGowan
2nd Ron Vlasteica
3rd Don McCullough

1st Tim Dolan
2nd Dave Murphy
3rd Richard Trask

1st Bob Brown

RES Sportsman
1st Dick Dexter

1st Mac Powell

The season standings are

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